Neil Tappin

Neil Tappin

Neil has been at Golf Monthly for over a decade originally as Staff Writer and onto Deputy Editor. He is currently the Digital Editor and is responsible for producing much of the brand’s Tour-player content. His claim to fame is a round of golf at Augusta National – although he only played 16 holes… Long story!

How Jordan Spieth conquered his Masters demons

Augusta National is simultaneously the most beautiful and cruellest golf course on the planet. Just as a player sees the silhouette of US Masters success on the horizon, so it…

Will Rory McIlroy win the 2017 US Masters?

At the time of writing, Rory McIlroy was third favourite for the 2017 US Masters with odds of around 8-1. The Northern Irishman is looking to complete golf’s career grand…

How to play the flop shot in golf

As we all know the flop shot is one of the most dangerous in the game – especially if you don’t have a close understanding for how to play the…

what does 'fanning' the golf club mean?

As coaches, we often see players who ‘fan’ the club in the backswing but what does ‘fanning’ the golf club mean? This refers to when the hands become too active…

how often should you change your golf ball

How often should you change your golf ball? For some it’s a regular routine, for others it’s a simple case of only letting go once the ball is lost. But…

Rory McIlroy Gym Routine

Rory McIlroy Gym Routine Over the years, golf and fitness have had a rather uneasy relationship. The stars of years gone by have sometimes been, how can I put it……

rory mcilroy practice tips

Rory McIlroy Practice Tips In this special Rory McIlroy Practice Tips feature, the Northern Irishman explains how he laid the foundations to his game. From the hours of work he…